Thursday, April 30, 2015

Zakaria GPS shows chilling footage inside Mosul from German filmmaker, "I've never seen people like this"


Sunday, Fareed Zakaria presented a short clip by a German filmmaker about life in Mosul, Iraq under ISIS, link here .

The journalist (Jurgen Todenhofer) says he was allowed to get out alive because ISIL wanted to show a western journalist that it really has a “state”.
  
The journalist said, “I have never seen people like this before”.  The young recruits, like members of a cult, seem to be having the time of their lives. 
   
The entire documentary (“Blindsided: How ISIS Shook the World”) will be aired Monday May 4.  Its airing seems to have been postponed by the events in Baltimore.

Update: May 11

In another clip May 10, Todenhofer suggested that some Sunni businesses in Mosul say they are better off under ISIS than they had been under Iraq's Shiite-influenced government. Oddly, ISIS did provide services for the disabled.
 
In preparation for Zakaria's film tonight, take a look at this article, where he draws a parallel between ISIS and Stalinist-style communism, here.

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